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Local Teacher Awarded James Madison Fellowship

Jeff Carter, a teacher from Central High School, has been awarded the James Madison Memorial Fellowship.

Posted: Apr. 16, 2018 6:46 PM
Updated: Apr. 16, 2018 8:02 PM

(St.Joseph,MO)Jeff Carter, an American History teacher at Central High School, is one of 52 teachers from across the country to receive the James Madison Memorial Fellowship.

The fellowship was created by Congress in 1986 to promote the teaching of the U.S. Constitution.Fellows are awarded a scholarship that covers up to $24,000 in costs to obtain a master’s degree in history, political science, or education.

Carter said he plans to use the opportunities he is given through the fellowship to bring new teaching practices into the classroom.

“It’s such and honor to be selected, but I also know that it’s going to give me so many great experiences that I can bring back to the classroom and so many new insights into the study of the constitution and our nation’s history. I’m just thrilled with how that is going to help improve my teaching practice and telling the story of America with my students,” Carter said.

Carter plans to complete his master’s degree in American History through Ashland University.

In addition to receiving a scholarship, Carter will also participate in the Madison Foundation Summer Institute on the Constitution.The four week summer institute at Georgetown University in Washington D.C will give Carter the opportunity to learn from and network with constitutional educators.

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